Reminiscere—Second Sunday in Lent
28 February 2021
Holding God to His Word
Jacob wrestled with God; he would not let Him go until he received a blessing from Him (Genesis 32.22–32). So it was with the Canaanite woman. Though Jesus seemed to ignore and reject her, she continued to call upon His name and look to Him for help (St. Matthew 15.21–28). Even when the Lord called her a little dog, she held on to Him in faith and would not let Him wriggle out of His words: “Yes, Lord, yet even the dogs eat the crumbs that fall from their masters’ table.” This Gentile woman shows herself to be a true Israelite, who struggles with God and man in Christ and prevails. “O woman, great is your faith! Be it done for you as you desire” (St. Matthew 15.27–28). This is the sanctifying will of God (1 Thessalonians 4.1–7)—to test your faith in order that it may be refined and strengthened. For tribulation produces perseverance; perseverance, character; character, hope. And hope in Christ does not disappoint.
Reminiscere The Second Sunday in Lent takes its name “Reminiscere” from the first word of the Introit in Latin, “Remember” (Psalm 25.6).
Lent is a good time to begin or increase participation in worship and catechesis. Invite your friends and family who have not been to Divine Service in a while, and resolve to attend each Sunday and Wednesday in Lent to receive Christ’s gifts in Preaching and His Supper.
Lent Vespers is on Wednesday at 7pm, with the theme “Into His Death and Resurrection: On Holy Baptism.” This Wednesday we will mediate on “What benefits does baptism give?” Bring a dish to share and join us for the potluck dinner at 5:30pm.
Easter Lilies Order Form is in the Narthex and by the Parish Office. Please clearly print your name and the name of the person(s) you would like to honor or memorialize. The cost is $11.00. The order deadline is March 15. You may also order by contacting the Parish Office at 812.232.4972 or Stacy.Gibbens@ielcth.org.
Daily 15-Minute Bible Study for Lent “The Word of the Lord Endures Forever” is an on-demand podcast hosted by LCMS Pastor Will Weedon and produced by Lutheran Public Radio. Pastor Weedon will begin a study this week on the Book of Hosea. You can listen at your convenience at thewordendures.org, the LPR mobile app, and your favorite podcast provider.
Prepare for Next Sunday
Exodus 8.16–24; Ephesians 5.1–9; St. Luke 11.14–28
Hymns: 420 – 659 – 423 – 531 – 755 – 666
Order of Daily Prayer
L Make haste, O X God, to deliver me.
R Make haste to help me, O Lord.
Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit;
as it was in the beginning, is now, and will be forever. Amen.
[S] from Divine Service
[M] St. Luke 13; Numbers 14
[T] St. Luke 14; Numbers 15
[W] St. Luke 15; Numbers 16
[Th] St. Luke 16; Numbers 17
[F] St. Luke 17; Numbers 20
[S] St. Luke 18.1-14; Numbers 21
Hymn of the Day or Month When in the Hour of Deepest Need (615)
Kyrie: L Lord, have mercy upon us; R Christ, have mercy upon us; Lord, have mercy upon us.
Collect of the Day (bulletin)
Luther’s Morning or Evening Prayer
L Bless we the Lord. R Thanks be to God.